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, not to feel like gang members -- is to erase their past. they have literally talked with me about feeling -- removing these tattoos and legal excitement. it is not that simple. changing from being a gang member to a former gang member involves a change in identity. this is a tricky process. it is slow and steady, and there is frustration. the gang is replaced with drugs, and there are fallbacks. relapses, connections, there are struggles. this is where collaboration needs to take hold. it has now become a cliche, to say that we cannot rest on our way out of this problem. i no longer want to hear those words. this is not to give the law- enforcement a short shrift. i have had an impact on my husband's life, some of the unwanted. but he has had an impact on mind. i have done extensive work with law enforcement, with the lapd and the los angeles county sheriff's. i am here to tell you that crime has been driven down in los angeles because of their efforts, but not only because of their efforts. so what does the collaboration look like. i want you to keep some ideas in mind. there is no first
about gangs. and reducing gang violence. on our panel are former gang members, gang intervention workers, police, public defenders, and researchers. we talk about strategies to reduce gang violence. i will introduce the keynote speaker in a moment. the second panel is a cutting edge -- cutting edge discussion about the relationship between the human brain and criminal behavior. we have top experts from all parts of the country to talk about what the brain research shows. that is the key to understanding how human beings behave, and why they may commit acts of violence. the afternoon's panel will have a debate about a proposed law that would reduce felony drug possession crimes to a misdemeanor. this is what 13 states have done. we not only bring these issues to the forefront, but have the opportunity to participate -- and we have cards that you could fill out and questions. this promises to be a year of reform and change like we have never seen, and we now see prisoner reentry programs being implemented. we're still spending too much money and resources and not enough on rehabilitation a
scutcheon. you work every day with gang members. you were once a gang member yourself. why do you think you are effective working with young people and what does this mean to you and how we know that this is working. first of all, i want to thank god for his grace. i work with united players. i do reentry and the youth involved in juvenile delinquency. the majority of the kids i work with our gang members. i was formally -- formerly a gang member who grew up in san francisco. we all have stories of guys involved with the gang. everyone has a different story of why they joined. my thing is, i believe it works for me to be involved with kids who were in gangs -- i worked with all of the shot colors and i had a goal while i was there. it took me 10 years before i started to transform my life. in the meantime i have the goal that i wanted to be out here. i wanted the opportunity. i was given a life sentence in 1979. i was involved in gang and i caught a murder case. 15 years to life -- and i came here in 1979 and i got out -- and i have been out for almost five years. in my heart, i k
the majority of the kids i work with our gang members. i was formally -- formerly a gang member who grew up in san francisco. we all have stories of guys involved with the gang. everyone has a different story of why they joined. my thing is, i believe it works for me to be involved with kids who were in gangs -- i worked with all of the shot colors and i had a goal while i was there. it took me 10 years before i started to transform my life. in the meantime i have the goal that i wanted to be out here. i wanted the opportunity. i was given a life sentence in 1979. i was involved in gang and i caught a murder case. 15 years to life -- and i came here in 1979 and i got out -- and i have been out for almost five years. in my heart, i knew i found a solution when i was incarcerated. and there are different stories. some of the kids joined the gangs because they want to fit into something. some of them don't have a family, and the father and mother are working. for a lot of kids, there is a lot of idle time. it is not like, i will join the gang and i will shoot you. you grow up that way,
as being part of a gang. the term "gang" is manifested through the media, and law enforcement for numbers. it was more of a community. i did not go to school and meet somebody. i lived on this block and this is where my grandmother's house was, or i was born and raised. what people may see on tv was at my front door. the killing and the dope dealing. it was right there. this was a community list of people, we just grew up together. there were no handouts and no one told us how to conduct ourselves. and tell us what to wear. someone could have a school fight, and we may be at the mall, and see the person we have a fight with. the army and navy have their bar fights. i did not see this as being a game, or a community. supporting each other, this may have been in a negative way. i did not have a stable household. many of them do not of their fathers are, where their father is dead. in their return, the block i gave up -- this is who i looked up to. he had a notorious reputation. there was the violence and in return, we had the pros and cons for that. a lot of people would mess wi
okay, gang, guess what we're gonna talk about today? begin with m, end with agnetism. try that. magnetism. magnetism. see these paperclips? yeah. i take the paperclips and i dump them out on the book. how come they're on the book and not on the ceiling? gravity. gravity. the gravitational interaction between these paperclips and every molecule in the whole world pulling which way? okay, down, right? there's this earth and these mountains and everything, all pulled down, down, down, down. how about the clouds? are they pulling up a little bit? the ceiling pulling up a little bit? how many say, "oh, there's no gravitational interaction at all with the paperclips and the ceiling"? show of hands. how many say, "there's a gravitational interaction between every pair of masses"? show of hands. yeah, my people, all right. so how come the ceiling-- how come these things aren't moving up to the ceiling? how many say, "i don't be knowing that, gee, 'cause i suspect they should"? come on, gang, what's winning, down or up? down. why down? bigger. there's a lot more ground down there than t
take a charge, shake it back and forth and guess what you generate, gang. begin with a w. - waves. - waves. and these waves are electric and magnetic fields, so guess what kind of wave. electromagnetic. electromagnetic wave. that's right. and that's what we're gonna talk about now. electromagnetic waves and the very, very small part of the electromagnetic waves. you get the whole spectrum of waves. let's start way down with the radio waves, really long, long waves. and the radio and the frequency will get a little higher, a little higher. and pretty soon, those waves-- for example, your radio antennas downtown are shaking waves up and down like a few millions times per second. that's your fm waves. a few thousand times per second, that's your am waves. but if you shook the electrons in your radio antenna up and down like a million, billion cycles per second, honey, the waves that are generated are gonna activate what? begin with ey and get the e on the end of it. eye. your eye, that's right. [laughs] remember we had the tuning forks that time and hit one tuning fork and made the o
--nuclear fission, gang, breaking apart, nuclear fission, and you will fission more atoms. anyway, this is something that cause an awful lot of excitement. because along with these two, it turns out the kinetic energy of these particles and these, all flying apart, is awesome. the energy that takes to light up new york city comes about as a result of water pouring over niagara falls. and every water drop has an energy of about this much, four electron volts. electron volts are tiny unit of energy. it's microscopic unit of energy, yeah? but four electron volts per water drop, tnt-- [makes sounds] --you get about 30 electron volts. high-octane gasoline, about 30 electron volts per molecule of combustion, yeah? one atom, u235, fissions, you get about 200 million electron volts of energy. awesome, awesome. an awful lot of energy for one atom, and that kinda changed the world. and so we now talk about the atomic age or more properly the nuclear age because we're talking about an awful lot of energy for just a little bit of matter. it turns out the most common isotopic uranium is uranium-- let me try it o
away from it. faster or slower, gang? slower. - in fact, what's the answer? - 20. you're gonna catch it at 20, 20 minutes per second, right? aboutish? let's suppose you turn the truck around and you come toward the ball-throwing machine and the ball-throwing machine throws just like before to 30, but you're now moving this way at 10 meters per second. when you catch the ball, that ball's gonna hit your glove at what speed? - 40. - we can do that, right? and if you got outside and you did that and you found out that when you traveled away, it hits slower and when you travel to it, it hits faster, you would not be surprised. you would expect that and there might be some quibbling, does that really come out to be exactly 30, exactly 40. but you know, if there's a speed-- how about if we did this really and no matter how you moved, every time you caught the ball, you still caught it at 30 meters per second? whether you're racing toward the machine still, or racing away from the machine. and you know that machine can only throw at 30 and every time you catch it, you catch it at the 30, ho
in youth development. what do you think the answer is in reducing gang violence? >> i want to give thanks for another day here and an opportunity to share this space with everybody. all of the beautiful courage that it takes to be up here. a lot of energy to the healing circle as well. as a juvenile, i was in juvenile hall and i went through that whole system myself. i have worked with tattoo removal, i went to other development programs. through personal experience and being raised by a single mom and being proud of my dad imprisoned and now pursuing my education, i would say there is not one answer. the answer is that there is not an answer. you have brought about by bringing this conversation forum. it is not just law enforcement perspective, it is not just the community-based perspective, it is not just the research perspective, it is a multi- layered approach. first and foremost, we do have to consider meeting youth where they are act. we are talking about perpetrators of violence or what not or system involved or involved in gangs, we have to meet them where they are at. pain and hu
. in fact, so far there have been more than a dozen gang-related shootings in east palo alto and menloe park since june. reggie kumar tells us the police cheefrs in those cities have had -- chiefs in those cities have had enough of the violence. >> reporter: this is video of law enforcement moving in to arrest a well-known taliban gang member three years ago. arrests like this could soon start again now that east palo alto, menloe park, and palo alto police forces have joined forces, known as separation s. m. a. r. t. the goal is to stop the escalating gang violence between taliban gang members and deville gang members, both of which live here. authorities sap the gangs have been -- say the gangs have been feuding for decades, but they don't know why the two violent groups are going at it this time. >> there's been at least 15 since june, shootings. drive-byes where nobody was struck to homicides. we have had four this past month. >> shootings? >> shootings. s. one resulting in a homicide. we don't have the resources to deal with it all on our own, so relying each other for help, narcotics
to do with gang activity. >> if it's territorial i mind. >> in case it's gang related and they are marking our territory i would like to paint it over. >> anything with numbers like x iv or x 13 west side mob and the bay view those are gang related. with gang related or profanity we will abait it as soon as possible. >> i consider it an art. there are circles of people that form around it whether or not they should ruin public property. >> this is art work i'm for it. unless it's on someone's property and they don't want it there. judge kids with silver paint expressing their ego needs doesn't belong on our property. >> graffiti is when you don't have permission to write anything on their property. >> eighth street is part of your regular rout? >> yes. >> everyday. >> eighth street. divisidero street. irving street. every block they going through they paint 3 or 4 streets in the block the poles the utility boxes, mailbox. >> thank you. >> okay. >> put the drop cloth. come on around. >> there you go. force for we have to remember we are not painters we abate
you might think they'd call them maybe "a," b, c, right? but these are physicists, gang. we didn't call them "a," b, c. you know what we called them? alpha, beta, gamma. that's "a," b, c in greek, yeah? so alpha, beta, gamma ray. and it turns out that those radiations, you can find out these three different types of radiation by simply getting a lead block, boring a hole in it down to about the center and then putting in some radioactive substances. these are heavy minerals. and it turns out these radiations will be emitted in all directions but the ones coming out here will be comprised of beam. and then in that beam, if you put a magnet, it turns out that in that magnetic field, the beams will separate. some will just keep right on going and some will bend this way and some will bend that way. and if you had a piece of photographic film up here, you could catch splotches here, here and here. three distinct splotches which would indicate there are three different kinds of rays coming up. we call one the alpha ray, we call the other the beta ray and we call the one that's un-defl
is for dissipating of the beating and gang rape of a 16 year-old girl at richmond high school in 2009 pleaded guilty. this is the second person to do so if it have happened outside homecoming dance. ari abdallah morales of san paolo is expected to get a 27 year prison sentence after pleading guilty in a martinez court room. manuel ortega was the first defendant to plead guilty to charges and the gang rape case. he accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to 32 years in prison last month. four other defendants to return to court next month. also, a violent east oakland gang member wanted for jumping bill has been caught. dan kerman tells us. police say the man was spotted by off- duty officer. >> the officer was having a romantic evening with his wife and believe it or not he was also in the restaurant. >> he has been jumping on bail. they called police and contacted oakland police and they sent over a team and asked san francisco police for backup. he was arrested without incident at the came out of the restaurant. >> he has been involved in multiples shootings it is only a matter of time before we
. >> i was not sure of myself. you can tell he picked up on that. a 24-year-old, a of the street gang, the crips.ound >> he said, you look so good. you could make a lot of money. >> use belt special -- you felt special. >> i would go out and i told my mom i would go to a friends' house. -- a friend's house. >> he and another gang member up near her home. and take her to area apartment s in those towns to have money. sometimes, servicing its 30 or more men a day. >> you do it until you cannot. e night, i was so tired, i passed out. one night, i made over $2,000 out of alled me $100 of that. >> she used ecstasy and cocaine to numb the pain. >> you have to get high to be ok. >> why did you not get out when was not for you? >> he used violence to control the situation. i was so fearful. >> her parents began to worry, a missing person's report. no one suspected what was going on. understood the problem. we did not believe it was herehing that could happen fairfax county. >> she was trafficked by these convicted gang members. police were able to bust the juvenile sex ring. in september, her
and night watch and the violence reduction teams and gang task force. and the calendar, literally i assume people tote zones and assign people to those areas both days and nights and the supervisor who is on screen we have their cell phone number right on the calendar. so if something happens or if they need information from me, i can immediately send it to them. for example, just using it as an example, violence in the mission. what had happened was many of the officers, they have a general idea of location where the gang ipbs department "can you remembered, i was able to print out and send them the maps of the area and have the tack nick cal units, which are tactical units. you have it stay there, be very vigilant, let's see if this incident is going to escalate and while that's going on we find out whether it is even a gang-related incident. because we have had community based organization members who called me and said, hey, the one that happened at third, that's not a gang thing. it's a personal beef, you don't need to work about it. i think it's working, that the community-base
? you have grown up in richmond, an area that is labeled gang infested. when you listen to this, how do each of you react? what do think of what he is saying? could you work with him? it's tough love be answered? -- it's tough love the answer? >> we h kind of understanding of one common goal. our goal is to make our communities safe. that is our goal, right? the main thing is working together and to know that we are working for a youth, trying to find resources, trying to make him a better person. some of these kids we work with, they have no understanding of what a father is, a mother is, a kid. those need to be defined. that is what is missing in our society. when we incarcerate somebody, we have to do something for them. i was incarcerated for 28 years. when they come out, they are worse than when they were in prison. the thing we need to do, be in touch with the individuals we work with. during the time they are going to sentencing. we need to provide something while they are incarcerated. you just wait for the time to go by. there is no criteria. what you need to do, but you need y
and the winds are coming up. >>> next, new effort to fight rising gang crime in the south bay. how police departments are teaming up. >>> controversial plan to make flying safer at san jose's airport is put on hold. the reason for >> good morning. we are looking at live doppler 7 hd showing a line of showers offshore this is the beginning edge of the cold front. it continues to push on to the bay area and with it, the gusty winds have been gusting over 26 miles an hour this morning. the wind advisory has been boasted through 11:00 this morning. you can see -- heavier cells toward sea ranch off the coast of bodega this will continue to move onshore throughout the morning hours. >>> wet weather this morning is worrisome to a community of northern californians, already hit by an earlier disaster. rain, flooding, even mudslides could devastate communites in plumus county an area charred by the chips fire this summer people are worried that loose soil could cause a problem when mixed with heavy rain. pg&e says crews will be working nonstop and make sure -- >>> frightening the homes -- moments
of a homicide that might be gang involved or if there's further retaliation. now they are at the table really dialogues with sfpd, dph and all the cbo's to figure out how they can de-escalate the violence. in terms of exchanging information, of course in a confidential way, but there's definitely a more structured way to share information. i want to pause real quick and emfa zultz for the family piece, i would say that family, really really focusing on families as part of our treatment plans now because most often it's those fathers, it's the grandmothers, it's the girlfriends that really try to work closely with us and that actually contact the cbo's or offices to make sure their brother, sister, boyfriend that they actually get the wrap around service that is they need and what we find is that throughout all the scenarios that we have had, you know, the women that are part of these communities have been very vocal and have been one of those that really mobilize and organize their constituents and the voices of trying to promote peace. not trying to talk down to our male counterparts, that
. >> the rise in gang violence san francisco police say they are seeing in this neighborhood. >> killing kids. people's daddies. awful. >> a store owner is gunned down during a robbery. what family, police and the neighborhood are vowing to do in the wake of his killing. >> we got coastal fog but tonight the valley fog sets up again, which areas could have issue with the friday morning commute. >>> a neighborhood is vowing to find the person who shot and killed an owner of a cell phone store last night. police say he was killed during a robbery around 730 p.m. last night at his cell phone store. his store was a neighborhood main stay for 14 years. >> it is such a sad, sad moment. not because of just what has been taken from us but what has been taken from everyone else. >> the family is putting together a reward for information in the killing. >>> violence in san francisco's mission district is on the rise with officials pointing the finger directly at a growing gang problem. ktvu's david stevenson is live from the commission district with what police say they plan to do about it. david? >> r
were taken into custody. two are known members of a gang called the taliban. officers found marijuana and several loaded weapons. >> they recovered a nine millimeter handgun and two assault guns. one had a hundred round clip. >> reporter: about a week and a half ago, they were involved in a shooting that happened outside this home. four men were in the yard when two cars pulled up and shot at them. four people were injured. some people fear for their safety. >> reporter: it is scary. life threatening. all four suspects from this morning's shooting are facing numerous charges. police ask if you know anything about this to give them a call. live in menlo park. >>> and more details on the taliban gang. the gang was originally the enforcement arm of another gang. the name apparently came from a hip hop record label and not the international terrorist organization. but investigators say gang members like the name because they stay it scares people. >>> police are asking for the public's help to locate a missing 11 year old boy. he was last seen friday on east market street. he goes by the
a flaming bus. >> and three bay area cities have become a gang battleground. how city leaders are fighting back tonight to save their streets. >> and vampire face-lifts are a new trend in cos met sick surgery. why you may want to over look the gruesome name as an alternative to botox. and then on "nightline." >> coming up next on "nightline" powerball machines are cranking across america tonight as countless dreamers bet on a half billion dollar jackpot. we will separate the mass from the emotion. and the young star of a hit tv sitcom stages a moral rebellion. that's on "nightline." >> abc7 news at 11:00 co >>> there is a growing gang problem on the peninsula where a coalition of police chiefs is banding together. the top cops from menlo park and palo alto spoke before the menlo park city council about their latest strategy. abc7 news reporter alan wang was at that meeting tonight. >> in just the past four weeks, the bell haven area of menlo park has been claimed with four separate shooting. >> menlo park, east palo alto and palo alto are teaming up to stop a gang war on their streets. the
, some tied to gangs. >> the founder of the name of the city was a man of peace, yet we have violence. >> reporter: a prayer for piece this morning for a man shot to death thursday. it was the second of three unrelated fatal shootings last month. >> all the shootings have been gang related. none of them are random acts of violence. >> the killings includes a shooting between rival gangs. >> sadly during the robbery the suspects shot the victim, and he died of his injuries. >> reporter: 5 homicides last year. this year there have been 8. police are stepping up patrols and say they are making strides with getting guns off the streets. >> how do we send a message to the people that are committing crimes that there is hope, there are resourcessources and violence is not acceptable. >> reporter: the uptick isn't limited to the mission, police are linking yesterday's shooting to hispanic gangs from union city. david stevenson. >>> california parole officers were out last night making sure halloween was safe for children. they contacted 1700 parolees statewide. here in the bay area, and alo
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